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Endodontics

A root canal infection can lead to serious health and wellness problems if not diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion.

During an endodontic visit at My Mouth Dental, one of our endodontists can remove diseased pulp to save your teeth and your smile.

Learn more about your options for advanced endodontics in Rowlett, TX...

How Endodontic Visits Work What Patients Should Know

Endodontics is the field of dentistry that focuses on treating soft tissue within the tooth. A root canal procedure, or simply just a root canal, remove infected dental pulp to eliminate tooth pain and protect the rest of your teeth from infection. 

Treating Root Canal Infections

Infected root canal

A root canal infection occurs when bacteria reaches the pulp chamber within a tooth. The infection of the pulp can be extremely painful. Left untreated, the infection can spread throughout the mouth. Endodontic therapy removes the infected dental pulp to prevent more serious health problems.

Capping the Infected Tooth

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An endodontist clears the infected tissue from the pulp chamber and then fills the chamber with an inert material. The treated tooth is capped with a custom crown. This durable cap protects the underlying tooth structure and allows endodontic patients to bite and chew normally.

Relieving Pain and Discomfort

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After undergoing endodontic care, your teeth will be healthy for years to come. The infected tooth is now free from diseased pulp. The custom restoration provides protection from further issues. You should no longer experience soreness, tooth sensitivity, or throbbing pain.

The Benefits of Endodontic Treatment

There are many benefits to meeting with an endodontist and receiving the care you need, including: 

Prevented Spread of Infection

Untreated root canal infections can spread inflammation to other teeth, your gums, and your jaw. This may result in an abscess and other serious health issues. An endodontist can eliminate infection before it gets worse.

No Need for Tooth Extraction

A severe infection typically requires tooth extraction. With timely treatment, though, you won't need to lose any of your teeth. Maintaining as many natural teeth as possible is better for your health in the long run.

Restored Bite Function

With a full and healthy set of teeth, you'll be able to eat your favorite foods without toothaches or difficulty. You won't have to restrict your diet or avoid certain kinds of meals because of pain.

Excellent Smile Aesthetics

The crown placed during endodontic treatment doesn't have to be made of metal. Working with endodontists, we can place durable, tooth-colored porcelain crowns which blend in with your natural teeth.

Speak with Skilled Dentists About Improving Your Oral Health

My Mouth Dental puts your family and our community first. Two of our dentists are members of the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce, and the entire team cares about the well-being of everyone in the greater Garland, TX, area.

Dr. Jose Montoya began practicing dentistry in 2006 and has more than 15 years of experience in endodontics, having performed root canals while in dental school. Dr. Ashley Ramsey began practicing dentistry in 2009 and is a member of the Texas Association of Women Dentists, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and the the Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society. Dr. Neha Khanolkar began her practice journey in 2019, and assists Dr. Ramsey with pediatric dentistry needs.

If you are worried about an unexplained tooth ache, contact My Mouth Dental online to schedule a consultation. You can also reach our office by phone at:

(972) 412-5064

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Five Star Reviews for Our Trusted Rowlett, TX Dentists

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Tanisha Powell

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Highly recommended. My family visit was quick, easy and staff is great. Dr Ramsey is GREAT because not only does she takes her time to explain what all she did or if there’s something you should or shouldn’t do to continue great dental health, but she shows she generally cares. I will definitely be going back.

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Jonathan Abalos

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Excellent staff. A++++ treatment, great with the kids. Our whole family goes here for treatment. Highly recommended. Their follow-up and appointment reminder system is tuned just right. Not too many calls, but a well-timed gentle nudge. They are accommodating with scheduling and have fit our growing family in when work needs us. Thanks!

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Taking the Fear Out of Treatment Our Patient-Centered Endodontic Approach

Our Rowlett, TX, office strives to provide pain-free and problem-free dentistry. When it comes to endodontics, our goal is the reduce your anxiety and make the root canal process feel as stress-free as possible. There are numerous ways our team puts your comfort first.
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Advanced Technology

State-of-the-art diagnostic tools help dentists and endodontists perform their jobs more effectively. In addition to digital x-rays that minimize radiation exposure, our office has advanced imaging that offers three-dimensional views of a tooth. We also use an Electronic Apex Locator to determine the length of each tooth root, ensuring that the canals are cleaned thoroughly.

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Sedation Techniques

Although root canal treatment is rarely painful, many people are still afraid of treatment. To help patients relax, we provide a number of different sedation dentistry options. Nitrous oxide or laughing gas allows patients to feel more relaxed almost immediately. We also have an anesthesiologist to administer more advanced sedation if necessary.

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Pain Management

Endodontic treatment has a bad reputation when it comes to pain, but it's undeserved. Anesthetic during the procedure eliminates discomfort. After the endodontic visit, any soreness can be managed at home using ibuprofen or Tylenol, and by following our detailed instructions for aftercare. 

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Patient Education

To further reduce worries about your root canal, we take time to explain the procedure to you step-by-step. We'll offer the logical and clinical reasoning behind the procedure, and will happily answer any of your questions. Patient education is a form of empowerment and learning about the procedure from a trusted endodontist can help you feel more comfortable.

Endodontic Treatment Cost and Payment Options

In addition to putting your mind at ease about the endodontic procedure, our Rowlett, TX, office also wants to make the payment process as simple and convenient as possible.

Insurance Coverage

Endodontic visits are covered by the majority of dental insurance plans. As policies vary, be sure to check with your provider for details on eligibility. We can work with you and your insurance provider to ensure you get the help and treatment you need.

Payment Plans and Financing

If you are uninsured and the cost of endodontic treatment is outside of your means, payment plans are available. We offer a Wellness Plan and third-party financing through CareCredit. Both of these options make endodontics more affordable for your household.

Putting the Patient First Rowlett, TX, Dentists Who Care About You

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Derrick D

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Dr. Montoya and the rest of the staff have been nothing but nice, professional and extremely caring. I'm very well pleased with the outcome of my tooth extraction, root canal, and permanent crown. Thanks, and I highly recommend My Mouth Dental.

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Dalton Welch

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Quick, calm, and extremely thorough. I came into the office for a regular check up and learned that I had a very bad cavity, I had a root canal and crown done. The staff was amazing, and extremely nice and attentive. The doctor was also extremely thorough. I genuinely cannot wait for my next appointment. It was so easy and painless compared to my past visits to dentists. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone looking.

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My Mouth Dental and My Kidz Mouth Dental

At My Mouth Dental and My Kidz Mouth Dental, we are committed to providing the very highest standard of care for patients of all ages. Drs. José Montoya, Ashley Ramsey, and Neha Khanolkar provide a range of services and are affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • The College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Are you ready to achieve excellent oral health? Reach out to our practice by requesting a consultation online or calling us at (972) 412-5064.

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